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NFL Preview: New Orleans Sants (3-4) at Indianapolis Colts (3-4)

STADIUM: Lucas Oil Stadium

REFEREE: Craig Wrolstad

DATE: Sunday, October 29, 2023

GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET

FOX: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin

SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) NO: 146 or 389 IND: 132 or 230

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY REG. SEASON: NO leads series, 8-5 (won past 3)

THE LAST TIME: REG. SEASON: 12/16/19: IND 7 at NO 34

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

Dennis Allen vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-1 Reg. Season: 18-42 (.300) Postseason: 0-0

Shane Steichen vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 3-4 (.429) Postseason: 0-0

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS NOTES:

• QB DEREK CARR aims for his 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards & TD pass. Has 0 INTs & 100+ rating in 2 of his past 3 road starts. Has 15 TDs (13 pass, 2 rush) vs. 4 INTs for 103.5 rating in 6 career starts vs. Ind. incl. 2+ TD passes in 5 of 6 starts. Can make 150th-career start in Week 8.

• RB ALVIN KAMARA had 12 catches & 153 scrimmage yards (91 rec., 62 rush) in Week 7, his 7th-career game with 10+ catches & 15th-career game with 150+ scrimmage yards. Has 7+ catches in 3 of his 4 games this season & leads all RBs with 35 receptions in 2023. Aims for his 9th in row with 80+ scrimmage yards.

• RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS had rec. TD in his only career game vs. Ind. (11/22/20 w/ GB).

• WR CHRIS OLAVE had 7 catches for 57 yards in Week 7 & aims for his 3rd in row with 7+ receptions. Has 6+ catches in 3 of 4 road games this season.

• WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 1st rec. TD of season last week. Has 5+ receptions in 7 of his past 8 road games. Had 12 receptions for 128 yards & rec. TD in last meeting.

• QB TAYSOM HILL had 1st rush TD of season last week, his 24th-career rush TD. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Had rec. TD in last meeting.

• DE CAMERON JORDAN had 2 sacks & 2 PD in last road meeting.

• LB DEMARIO DAVIS aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. Had 2 PD in last meeting.

• DE CARL GRANDERSON had 8th TFL of season & 2nd-career FR in Week 7. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack & 4th in row overall with TFL.

• CB MARSHON LATTIMORE (7 PD), CB ALONTAE TAYLOR (7) & CB ISAAC YIADOM (7) each rank tied-4th in PD in 2023.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS NOTES:

• QB GARDNER MINSHEW completed 15 of 23 atts. (65.2 pct.) for 305 yards & set season highs in TD passes (2), rating (119.4), rush yards (29) & rush TDs (career-high 2) last week, becoming 2nd QB this season (Lamar Jackson) with 2 pass TDs & 2 rush TDs in a game. Aims for 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards. Passed for 274 yards & TD in his last start vs. NO (1/1/23 w/ Phi.).

• RB JONATHAN TAYLOR had season-high 120 scrimmage yards & rush TD last week, his 18th-career game with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD, 3rd-most among RBs since 2020. Aims for 3rd in row with 65+ scrimmage yards. Has 90+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 3 of his past 4 at home.

• RB ZACK MOSS rushed for 57 yards last week & has 55+ scrimmage yards in all 6 games this season. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3. Ranks 2nd in NFL with career-high 523 rush yards in 2023.

• WR MICHAEL PITTMAN had career-long 75-yard TD catch last week, longest TD catch in NFL this season. Aims for 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards & 3rd in row with 80+ rec. yards.

• WR JOSH DOWNS led team with 5 catches for season-high 125 yards & TD last week, 1 of 3 rookies with 125+ rec. yards in a game this season (Tank Dell & Puka Nacua). Aims for 4th in row with 5+ catches. Has 95+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3.

• LB ZAIRE FRANKLIN has 11+ tackles in 6 of 7 games this season & leads NFL with 88 tackles in 2023.

• CB KENNY MOORE set career highs in tackles (10) & sacks (1.5) & tied career high with 3 TFL. Aims for 5th in row with 6+ tackles & 3rd in row with 3+ TFL.

• S JULIAN BLACKMON had 2 TFL, 2 PD & INT last week & has INT in 2 of past 3. Aims for 3rd in row at home with INT. • S RODNEY THOMAS had 2 PD & 1st INT of season in Week 7.

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